bestest one-hit wonder ever in the history of the world.

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by spanglechick, Mar 19, 2007.


    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

  2. Des Kinvig

    Des Kinvig Active Member

    It may be that it was before my time. Just looked it up, and can’t say I’ve ever heard it before.

    Anyway, it seems I suck at this game. Both luther and evelyn had a stream of hits.
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  3. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree All Cretans are liars, Epiminides (Cretan)

    From Spain

    Black is black, Los Bravos

    Get on your knees, Los Canarios
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  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    This has grown on me
    No 8 UK, no 1 Germany
    Visage, Fade to Grey

    One I've been playing this summer is Blue Pearl, Naked In The Rain...number 1 for more than one week iirc... There's a good mix of that, Paradise Mix is the one for me

  5. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Not sure how we're defining 'one-hit wonders' here. But this was Ann Peebles' only chart entry in the UK.

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  6. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    Yes mate,

    Although Paul Caplin had other hits with haysi fantayzee
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  7. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

  8. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

  9. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

  10. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    Noel Harrison - in his post one hit wonder years - toured america doing a one man show about the life and music of Jacques Brel (who wrote Le Moribund, the original french version of Seasons in the Sun)
  11. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    One hit wonder, but highly influential...

    Sugarhill Gang: Rappers delight.
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  12. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    Visage sure feel like a one hit wonder, but followed up Fade to Grey with 3 more top 20 hits that hardly anyone remembers. I saw one of the follow ups on an old TOTP recently. Obviously it wasn't nearly as good as Fade to Grey.

    David Morales Red Zone Dub for me :cool:
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  13. mr steev

    mr steev magic thought wizard

    I was going to say Cornershop's Brimful of Asha, but that was down to the Fat Boy Slim remix really
  14. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Their best tune is the b side from their first single:
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  15. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    ...and Strawberry Switchblade were managed by the KLF's Bill Drummond it seems.

    Crazy world.
  16. If I can't have Freiheit can I have this?

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  17. TopCat

    TopCat It's hard it faster

    What was itmek going on about?
  18. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    According to spanglechick 's definition of a hit in the OP:
    you can have Freiheit (highest chart position #14 in December '88) but not Army of Lovers (highest chart position #31 in February '92). Obviously, Crucified is the better song - I used to have that on 12" :D
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  19. hash tag

    hash tag member

    a one hit wonder and one town wonder I shouldn't Wonder. One of the few groups to come out of Maidstone:D
  20. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    The Beat goes on was Sonny & Cher.

    (Sorry meant to quote your post #92)
  21. Spandex

    Spandex A crazy bulbous punchbag of sound

    Written by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte :cool:

    As were their other two hit singles :p
  22. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

  23. hash tag

    hash tag member

    Not often regarded as a one hit wonder, but by many, regarded as One of the greatest ever records
  24. Ooh a couple more.

    Rene and Renata - Save your love

    Joe Dolce - Shaddupa you face

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  25. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    I think if Eric Clapton's most famous song can count as a one hit wonder, pretty much anything can.
  26. hash tag

    hash tag member

    It was under the name of Derek and the dominoes, One album, One single and technically not classed as one of his solo efforts.
  27. Lurdan

    Lurdan old wave

    Julie London - Cry Me A River

    This was her only UK hit, and none of her other records in the US entered the top 100. I was a bit surprised when I learned this - I'd always thought she had a much bigger singing career.
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  28. hash tag

    hash tag member

    we must have a bit of leeway people. Surely this thread is for entertainment and reminiscing as opposed to total correctness?

  29. UrbaneFox

    UrbaneFox Car Cleaning Guru

    What would Goodfellas be without Layla?
  30. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Check this guy, Todd in the Shadows out, just found his stuff last week, been bingeing on it for the last few days, his Eight Said Fred vid had me crying with laughter, really does his research, is sarcastic but perfectly pitched well for me at any rate, cant reommend too highly etc.... Night, night
    Todd in the Shadows

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